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HUNTINGFIELD WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Stuart Green 2006

There are two memorials in Huntingfield. They both cover those who gave their lives in Wold War 1 and 2. The first is a Cornish granite Celtic cross, with a sword of sacrifice on the shaft, on a stepped base, that stands on the village green. This contains the name of ten men who died in World War 1 and four in World War 2. This was unveiled by Colonel Lord Henniker and dedicated by the Bishop of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich 29th October 1922; the builders were Messrs. Perfitts and this was reported in the East Anglian Daily Times 30th October 1922. The second memoprial is to be found within the parish church and is in the form of altar rails and a dedicatory wooden board for World War 1 with names of the dead from World War 2 attached by hooks to the bottom of the board; the same names appear on this as on the village green memorial. This memorial was dedicated by the Bishop of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich on the same day as the memorial on the village green; the architect was A C Hughes and the wood carving was by Messrs E C Northfield & Sons; details appeared in the same newspaper as the village green memorial.

LEST WE FORGET

1914-1918

FOSTER

Waldron James

Private 2986, 47th Battalion, Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Force. Died 12/10/1917. Age 25. Son of Waldron James Foster of Cratfield Road, Huntingfield. Buried at Passchendaele New British Cemetery

GIRLING

George Albert

Private 8819, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 15/02/1915. Age 18. Son of William and Elizabeth Girling of Huntingfield. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

KEABLE

George

[Listed on CWGC as Samuel James KEABLE ] Driver 103117, 4th Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery Died 04/05/1917 Age 32 Son of John and Emily Keeble of Huntingfield. husband of Bessie L Keeble of Cookley Buried at Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun

MINTER

Arthur

Able Seaman R/5770, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Anson Battalion, Royal Naval Division Died 22/03/1918. Age 29. Son of Robert Minter (Tailor,draper,and Postmaster at Huntingfield) and Elizabeth (nee Everett) one of 12 children. Married to Edith S. Morley (1912) had 2 daughters Phyllis V. (b. 1914) and Edith J. (b. 1917). Born Sept. 1888 in Huntingfield. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial

MOWER

Bertie

Private 8851, 1st Battalion, Suffolk Regiment Died 21/04/1915 Age 26 Son of Frederick and Alice Maria Mower of The Street, Huntingfield Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

MOWER

Sidney

[Listed on CWGC as Percy J MOWER] Private 29217, 11th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment Died 19/04/1918 Age unknown Born at Walpole Buried at Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord)

NUNN

James

Private G/14077, 7th Battalion, The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) Died 26/03/1917 Age unknown Born Huntingfield Buried at Honnechy British Cemetery

PAGE

James

Private 201121, 1st/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment Died 23/04/1917 Age 23 Son of Jethro and Esther Page of Huntingfield Buried at Cojeul British Cemetery, St Martin-Sur-Cojeul 2. Private Page is shown on the Huntingfield memorial as John Page

PARKER

Harry

Lance Corporal 1990, 1st/3rd Kent Field Company, Royal Engineers Died 28/10/1915. Age 29 Son of George William Parker of Suffolk. Husband of Eva Agnes Parker of 68 Queen's Road, Tunbridge Wells . Born at Wenhaston Commemorated on the Helles Memorial

RACKHAM

Russell

Private 16835, 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards Died 01/11/1914 Age 21 Son of Benjamin and Betsy Rackham of Huntingfield Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

1939-1945

CREASEY

Dennis Albert

Private 5773609, 5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment Died 25/01/1942 Age 22 Connection to Huntingfield unknown Commemorated on the Singapore Memorial

FORSTER

Francis Christopher Herman

Gunner 5837039, 61 Anti-tank Regiment, Royal Artillery Died 14/06/1944 Age unknown Connection to Huntingfield unknown Buried at Hermanville War Cemetery

GARDINER

Robert Hugh

Lance Corporal 6013178, 5th Battalion, Essex Regiment Died 02/11/1943 Age 23 Foster-son of Patrick and Helen O'Farrell of Badingham Buried at Sangro River War Cemetery

ROUSE

Charles William

Private 5776966, 5th Battalion, Royal Norfolk Regiment Died 14/02/1942 Age 22 Connection to Huntingfield unknown. Buried at the Kranji War Cemetery

Last updated 26 October, 2006

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